PHOTOPAPER states they present outstanding photographic work nominated by international experts in the field, so I’m very happy to be nominated by Erik Kessels.
“Annegien van Doorn is one of the biggest talents in Holland at the moment. She has a perfect eye for the ordinary and is able to turn this into the extra-ordinary in her images. Her work has a performative character, which also shows in the installations she makes of her work. In costa mediterranea she explores the (sur)reality of everyday life on a cruise ship, capturing the feeling of alienation she had when she found herself in the middle of the ocean, trapped in a neoclassical décor mixed with cheap looking hotel-like elements and a constant lack of privacy. Sometimes she interfered with reality, but often reality itself was more than enough to create intriguing images. The combination of photography, performance and installation creates a breath of fresh air, which is important in a time where a lot of work starts to look-alike.”